Sunday, January 20, 2008

Confessions of a Maine Girl

Okay, I admit it - I'm addicted to Fluff.  Quite frankly, I don't really see that as being a problem, besides the slight chance I come down with a nasty case of diabetes.  (Okay, treating it with such lightness probably isn't as okay as I would like it to be, but I still think the sarcasm is funny.)  

So I brought some back from Maine with me.  (I make it a point to get some Fluff and maple syrup every time I'm back there.  Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure pure syrup is cheaper in Maine than it is in Idaho.)  I make Fluffanutters for my roommates sometimes, especially when I have a big container.  I just got a small one, so I keep it mostly as a hot chocolate topping.  It wasn't too difficult to convert Mike over to the fact that this is possibly the best way to enjoy both hot chocolate and Fluff anyway.  Except maybe...

Okay, this is where my addiction really makes itself clear.  I love to eat Fluff straight out of the jar.  It's just like eating marshmallows - which is a common ocurrance when living with one MariLou Conner - but it's smoother and creamier.  It's like the inside of a toasted marshmallow after you take the golden skin off - all gooey and tasty.  I used to sneak into the kitchen, quietly snap the lid off and grab a spoon.  (Let's make that clear, a spoon.  Not a shallow, pathetic little knife, a deep, wide spoon.)  I'd take a great big scoop, snap the lid back on, and slip the container back into position.  Then I'd sit back and enjoy the treat.  

I'm sure most people have done this, but have we ever thought about the complete untraceableness of it all?  I never would have open a container of peanut butter and do this. (a) I never understood why people were so addicted to eating it out of the jar anyway, and (b) It's always obvious that it's been eaten out of.  Fluff on the other hand, not being a true liquid, solid, or gas, is completely untraceable.  It just expands until it's once again smooth and perfect on top.  

There you have it everyone.  My confession of the perfect crime.

9 comments:

ave said...

Fluff is also good for making whoopie pies! I have never tried the rasberry fluff, and forget about the "Marshmallow Cream" you can buy out west, it is just not the same. We enjoyed your visit Mal, bring that boy back so we can look him over (without actually looking him over).

Mallory said...

Yeah, I've never tried the raspberry fluff either. And now I see they have strawberry too. That's a new one. And I know what you mean about Marshmallow Cream - I don't really know why it's not the same, but it's just not. I think because it's a little thicker, so you can actually put it into one of the solid/liquid categories. Fluff is a mystery.

Don't worry about meeting Mike; I'll get him out there soon enough!

Calandria said...

yikes, mal.

Auntie Lee said...

Don't they have fluff in Idaho? Good grief, they even have it here now (albeit at incredibly inflated prices - $6- per jar). Definitely good for whoopie pies, but that is a Maine thing I think.
Forget the strawberry and raspberry stuff. Megan and I tried it last summer when we were in the States. Not so hot and you absolutely can not put it in hot chocolate. Yuck! We have decided the plain old white stuff is the best.

Mallory said...

No, they have Marshmallow Cream out west. In fact, most states west of Massachusetts hasn't heard of it, nor do they know of all the things you can do with it! Marshmallow Cream is similar to Fluff, but it's not quite the same.

ML said...

Marshmallow creme is all they have out here, too--great for cooking, but not much else. The difference (to me anyway), is that the creme doesn't have as much air in it--it just isn't FLUFFED enough!

Saipan Kat said...

Sounds scrumptious... Although I wonder how sticky it would be if you brought it to Saipan? How've you been Mal?

Auntie Lee said...

Some people just have no sence of taste.
I use to have to make the whoopie pie innerds the old fashioned way but now that I can buy fluff here I use that. Hey ml, the fluff here stays fluffy and its humid here too. The Dutch do not know the wonders of whoopie pies. Sad, very sad.

kyledawn said...

so, i was going to ask why there's no fluff out in idaho. but i see that maybe what i think is fluff is actually marshmallow cream which apparently doesn't cut it. however, i think a fluffernutter would still be good with marshmallow cream. maybe not as good straight out of the jar...

my mom always used to make fudge with it ... YUM!